BEDFORD COUNTY, Va. — Good things come to those who wait, and Clyde Roberts has been waiting a long time.
The 103-year-old hunter recently harvested the biggest buck of his hunting career, according to the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.
Roberts shot the deer while on a hunt with his granddaughter Christin.
“Papa likes to tell everyone that I got so excited … of course I did,” Christin said. “Not only had I been able to hunt with my 103-year-old grandfather, but I had witnessed him take the biggest buck of his life.
“Most importantly I had the hunt of my lifetime with him. It was one of the most awe-inspiring moments of my hunting career. I will never forget it.”
While he might be country’s oldest active deer hunter, Roberts was not always one. He did not have much time for hunting during the years he raised a family. He started hunting in his retirement at the urging of his son Mike.
That was 40 years ago.
“I bought him a rifle when he retired to keep him busy,” Mike said in a 2015 interview. “My father is a very simple person and a devout Christian. He says the secret is ‘hard work and living for the Lord.'”